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Muguruza upset by American qualifier Vickery at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Third-ranked Garbine Muguruza was upset by American qualifier Sachia Vickery 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Friday night at the BNP Paribas Open.<p>Muguruza took a 3-0 lead in the second set and appeared headed to the third round at Indian Wells, but the 22-year-old fought back. Vickery …

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Croatia's Borna Coric Gets The Better of Zverev Again | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Borna Coric started his grass-court season with near perfection on Tuesday at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, upsetting two-time finalist Alexander …

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Defending Champ Lopez Ousts Goffin At Queen's Club | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Defending champion Feliciano Lopez got his Fever-Tree Championships title defence off to the best of starts, beating fourth seed David Goffin 6-3, …

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Krunic authors second comeback for first title in Den Bosch

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Roger Federer reclaims No. 1 ranking by reaching Stuttgart final

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-6 (5) to book his place in the Stuttgart Open final and reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal on Saturday.<p>“It’s nice that it happened but I’ve other problems,” said Federer, who is playing his first tournament since …

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Osaka ousts Buzarnescu in Nottingham quarterfinals

Naomi Osaka prepares to hit a forehand against Mihaela Buzarnescu in the quarterfinals of the Nature Valley Open. (Getty Images for LTA)

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Western Foodsservice and Hospitality Expo

Top 100<p>Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017<p>Los Angeles Auto Show<p>Top 100<p>Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017<p>Comic-Con International<p>Top …

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Sachia Vickery isn’t having it with racist trolls

The tennis player claps back on Twitter<p>Three months ago at the BNP Paribas Open, Sachia Vickery first appeared on the radar of many sports fans when …

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Williams, Federer, Nadal easily advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams is settling right into the BNP Paribas Open, producing a quick, business-like effort in advancing to the fourth round Sunday while enjoying her return after a 14-year absence.<p>She beat up-and-comer Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-0 in 53 minutes, a …

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Everything you need to know about Roger Federer, Nike, and the rumored Uniqlo deal

Could Federer be leaving the swoosh behind?<p>There’s been a lot of talk about Roger Federer leaving Nike over the past few days. So much so that it’s spilled over from Tennis Twitter and piqued the interest of other corners of the internet and life. Which doesn’t happen too often outside of Serena …

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Errani, home favorite Lukas charge into Bol semifinals

<b>BOL, Croatia</b> - No.4 seed and former French Open finalist Sara Errani charged into the last four at the Croatia Bol Open on Friday with a 6-1, 6-4 win …

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Roland Garros SF Preview: Nadal Meets Delpo In Blockbuster

<b>[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [6] Juan Martin del Potro (ESP)</b> <i><br>FedEx ATP Head2Head: Nadal leads Del Potro 9-5</i>Ten-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal …

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Makarova and Vesnina become first Russians to hold Doubles World No.1 since Kournikova

<b>ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA</b> - The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that the Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina are set …

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Herbert/Mahut Keep Title Hopes Alive

France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut claimed the last spot in the Roland Garros semi-final line-up on Wednesday, defeating South American …

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Say What? Interviewer Asks Serena Williams if She’s ‘Intimidated’ by Maria Sharapova’s Looks—World Laughs

File this under, “Oh, <i>hell</i> no”: While interviewing Serena Williams on Saturday for Inside Tennis, the magazine’s publisher and editor, Bill Simons, …

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Del Potro Reaches First Roland Garros QF Since 2012

For clay admittedly not being his favourite surface, Juan Martin del Potro is sure playing like someone very comfortable on the red dirt. The …

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Serena Williams Withdraws With Injury Before Facing Sharapova

PARIS — After a resurgent first week at the French Open, Serena Williams was stopped short on Monday — not by her would-be opponent, Maria Sharapova, but by an injury to her right pectoral muscle that forced her to withdraw shortly before their fourth-round match was set to begin.<p>“Right now I can’t …

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A Rivalry Resumes, but Much Has Changed

PARIS — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will face each other in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday. It will be the 22nd meeting in their careers, but the first in more than two years.<p>“It’s been a while,” Sharapova said Saturday, “and I think a lot has happened in our lives for the …

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Daria Kasatkina Tops Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open

PARIS — Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 2 seed and reigning Australian Open champion, was defeated, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, by the 21-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday.<p>But it is difficult to call the result an upset.<p>The 14th-seeded Kasatkina, one of the most …

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Novak Djokovic Reunites With an Old Coach and Rediscovers His Game

PARIS — The outcome of the vote in Marian Vajda’s household in Bratislava, Slovakia, was clear.<p>It was late March, and all were in favor of Novak Djokovic shaking free of his tennis crisis and returning to the fore. All were in favor of Vajda agreeing to return as Djokovic’s coach after being …

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Delpo Dominates Ramos-Vinolas, Sets Isner Clash

One year ago, Juan Martin del Potro fell in the third round at Roland Garros against No. 1 seed Andy Murray. The Argentine, then No. 30 in the ATP …

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Zverev, Djokovic Lead Roland Garros Fourth-Round Hopefuls

You have to wonder, somewhere deep inside Alexander Zverev's head, was there a doubt swirling around, saying “Here we go, again?”Zverev has won three …

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Déjà Vu For Delpo: No. 5 Seed Ousts Benneteau

It was like dêjà vu for Juan Martin del Potro at Roland Garros on Thursday. For the second time in three days, he was competing in front of an …

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Serena Williams vs Ashleigh Barty French Open tennis live: Williams faces 17th seed Barty as Roland Garros comeback continues in second round

<b>Three-time champion Serena Williams continues her French Open campaign on Thursday when she takes on Australian 17th seed Ashleigh Barty in the</b> …

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Serena Williams shuts down rumors about beer pong at royal wedding

'I don't drink beer!' Serena Williams shuts down reports that she played - and won - BEER PONG at the royal wedding reception - but admits she had a …

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Serena Williams ‘on the Right Track’ at the French Open

PARIS — Grand Slam tennis, like so much in life, is an expectations game.<p>In normal circumstances, if Serena Williams had struggled in the first round here while finishing off an unseeded player who had never won a French Open match, there would have been alarm bells ringing all over Roland …

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Tennis Needs Serena Williams Back. But Does She Need to Be Seeded?

PARIS — As ever, Serena Williams is a conversation starter.<p>She has generated debate inside and outside of tennis since she took her first swings on the pro tour at age 14 at a time when the WTA had banned 14-year-olds from its main circuit.<p>Now that she has become one of her sport’s greatest …

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Hinsdale's Caroline Dolehide wins first Grand Slam match after playing into French Open main draw

Caroline Dolehide has shown that she can play on clay.<p>The 19-year-old tennis standout from Hinsdale won three qualifying matches at Roland Garros last week to make the main draw at the French Open. Then, she earned her first career Grand Slam victory by defeating Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland …

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Moya: 'My Belief In Rafa Is At An All-Time High'

As an ATP World Tour player, Carlos Moya lifted the Roland Garros trophy in 1998. His first Grand Slam achievement as a coach came a year ago, when …

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Give Serena Williams time to find top form, says Clijsters

Clijsters, who is working as an expert summariser for Eurosport and Eurosport Player, who will be broadcasting Roland Garros from 27 May to 10 June, …

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